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Terry Brooks Quotes and Sayings

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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Related topics: Teen

I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience,
to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created,
tell you things about the real world.
- Terry Brooks

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
- Terry Brooks

 

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time.
- Terry Brooks

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger,
travel too far that road and the way is lost.
- Terry Brooks

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When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.
- Terry Brooks

My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago.
- Terry Brooks

A world in which elves exist and magic works offers
greater opportunities to digress and explore.
- Terry Brooks

On the other hand, I still approach each book with
the same basic plan in mind -
to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.
- Terry Brooks

I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see,
but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric
of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
- Terry Brooks

Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives,
so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters,
as well, albeit on a much different level.
- Terry Brooks

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the
European adventure story writers -
Alexander Dumas,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott,
to name a few.
- Terry Brooks

I have learned to do more with less,
so you don't see the big books anymore.
- Terry Brooks

After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and
everything that goes with it,
and it seems a shame to use it only once.
- Terry Brooks

I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover
the places it can take you.
- Terry Brooks

Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away
from appreciating the importance of imagination.
- Terry Brooks

We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.
- Terry Brooks

I might add that you change as a person as you grow older,
so you change as a writer, too.
- Terry Brooks

We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances
and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.
- Terry Brooks

I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books.
- Terry Brooks

In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper,
coloring them, backing them on cardboard,
then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.
- Terry Brooks

What I want to write about has changed somewhat,
and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
- Terry Brooks

I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out.
- Terry Brooks

I remember one winter, when I was about five or six,
I spent three days with another boy,
tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away,
but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.
- Terry Brooks

Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than,
say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about
places more distant than Florida,
but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators,
let you make the connection all on your own.
- Terry Brooks

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

I don't consider myself to be a major talent,
so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing.
- Paul Simon

When I was growing up, I always read horror books,
while my sister read romance novels.
- Dorothy Allison

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.
- Shinichi Suzuki

When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony
called the Sony Walkman -
a rage,
everyone had to have one.
Well, you don't hear about the Walkman anymore.
- Kevin Rollins

We have a growing new fan base, and we wanted to get out now,
and play now, and the timing was right.
- Nikki Sixx

A large part of the problem, is that young people are
being born into the world and growing up without much hope.
And so, they become murderers, they become suicide bombers.
- Arthur Hertzberg

I never listened to country music growing up.
- Deana Carter

The only thing growing faster than the federal government's
deficit is Chris Matthews' man-crush on Barack Obama.
- Timothy Pawlenty

There are things about growing up in a small town that
you can't necessarily quantify.
- Brandon Routh

The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon
sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now.
- Robert Jackson

Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden,
digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
- J. B. Priestley

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing
wise with age? Every age can be enchanting,
provided you live within it.
- Brigitte Bardot

I took solace in my relationship with God who,
along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
- Lisa Bonet

When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir.
My mum was the organist in the church,
so I'd sing in the church.
- Enya

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up,
really.
So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school,
it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy

We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves,
particularly when we're growing up.
- Geri Halliwell

My parents were pretty lenient with me.
But, they gave me morality while I was growing up.
They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
- Mark Hoppus


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